Eurosender expands operations to Portugal
Eurosender, a Slovenian online shipping services company based in London, is expanding its dispatch operations to Portugal as the country becomes its best market.
“Portugal is becoming an extremely important market for us and we’re getting a lot of business from Portuguese and foreign companies operating in Portugal and individuals, particularly Erasmus students” says CEO Tim Potočnik.
The company has offices in Berlin and Ljubljana and employs an international team from different backgrounds speaking 15 languages with a customer base in 30 countries.
“At the core of our service is the belief that logistics should be simple and transparent. With Eurosender, booking requires just a few clicks and should take less than three minutes.
“Our technology-driven solution introduces a more organised, user-friendly and cost-effective approach to logistics. We grant access to high-quality shipping services for users who want to send a parcel, dispatch less than a truckload (LTL) transport or full truckload shipping (FTL). We process shipments for end users and SMEs in all stages of the supply chain by leveraging our strong partnership network with more than 11M negotiated quotes and still counting” he says.
Tim Potočnik stresses that Portugal is its best market at present both from SMEs and end-customers with over 36,000 active customers .
“This data indicates the significance of the Portuguese market for us and, regarding results for 2018 so far, it looks set to continue growing significantly as we are on track to double last year’s numbers.
In Portugal, the company has partnered with mayor courier companies like GLS, Chronopost, DHL and Kuehne Nagel. It also has partnerships with Portuguese student organisations as well as Erasmus and Inspirar.
“Although we have a strong focus on expats and Erasmus students, we especially want to reach out to Portuguese companies involved with e-commerce,” he says.
Tim Potočnik says Portugal has always been important since it was one of the first foreign markets the company expanded into after Slovenia and Croatia). The founding team moved to Lisbon in 2015 until it got its operation up and running and the first sales secured.